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Google Doodle Honors Sally Ride

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CALIFORNIA: State Seeks To Place Statue Of Sally Ride In US Capitol Building

Via the New York Times: If California legislators succeed, a statue of Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist and educator, will be enshrined in the nation’s Capitol. But first they will have to remove an impediment: the statue of the Rev. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Catholic priest who established California missions and is about to be canonized by Pope Francis. In the ...

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US Navy Christens Ship For Sally Ride

The US Navy has christened its new ship named after late astronaut Sally Ride in a ceremony featuring her partner of 27 years. Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, ship’s sponsor for the auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) vessel R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at the Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, ...

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Tam O’Shaughnessy On Sally Ride

Yesterday Tam O’Shaughnessy accepted the Presidential Medal Of Freedom on behalf of her late partner, Sally Ride. This afternoon the White House posted the below clip to their official YouTube channel. As of this writing, there’s no clip from Walter Naegle, who accepted yesterday on behalf of his late partner, Bayard Rustin.

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UPDATED: Sally Ride & Bayard Rustin Get Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Accepting the medals on behalf of their late partners were Tam O’Shaughnessy (Sally Ride) and Walter Naegle (Bayard Rustin). Both presentations were preceded by the off-stage announcer recounting the contributions made by Ride and Rustin to the history of the LGBT movement. The live stream has now concluded.

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HomoQuotable – Tam O’Shaughnessy

“It’s scary to be open because you don’t realized the impact that it might have on so many aspects of your life. You worry about grants, about whether you’ll be able to continue writing children’s textbooks; we were scared that if sponsors knew the founders of Sally Ride Science were two lesbians, if that would affect our organization. I wanted ...

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Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin And Astronaut Sally Ride To Be Posthumously Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Civil rights pioneer (and gay man) Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March On Washington, and astronaut Sally Ride, who (at her request) was outed after her death of cancer last year, will be among the recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal Of Freedom awards, the highest honor given to any civilian. Via press release from the White House: This ...

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Late Lesbian Astronaut Sally Ride To Get Posthumous Medal Of Freedom

President Obama revealed yesterday that he will honor late astronaut Sally Ride with the Medal Of Freedom. Via White House press release: The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant ...

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Research Ship Named For Sally Ride

An oceanography research ship to be operated on behalf of the US Navy has been named for astronaut Sally Ride, who died last year of pancreatic cancer. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a statement, “Sally Ride’s career was one of firsts and will inspire generations to come. I named R/V Sally Ride to honor a great researcher, but also ...

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